MTH 513   Linear Algebra

Fall 2002

Instructor: Lubos Thoma
Office: Tyler Hall 214
Tel: 874.4451
Class schedule: MW 4.30 - 5.45pm, Tyler Hall 106
Office hours: MWF 3.00 - 4.00pm and by appointment

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Description:   Linear algebra is the study of the mathematical language for expressing one of the most general ideas in the natural sciences -- the idea of linearity. The most important special case of this idea could quite possibly be the principle of linearity of small increments: almost any natural process is linear in the small almost everywhere. The purpose of the course is to present the basic concepts and techniques of linear algebra as well as some of their applications. We will concentrate on the theory, using applications mainly as motivation.

Reference book:     P. Lancaster, M. Tismenetsky, The theory of matrices with applications, Academic Press (0-12-435560-9)

Additional texts:     Horn, Johnson: Matrix Analysis

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